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Wednesday, September 6, 2017

National Drive Electric Week Kicks Off This Saturday



Perhaps you have noticed that all manufacturers are now racing to introduce electric vehicles (EVs) following the introduction of the Chevy Bolt, Tesla Model 3 and 2018 Nissan Leaf.  With both France and the U.K. announcing plans to outlaw the sale of cars with internal combustion engines by 2040, auto manufacturers are scrambling to create multiple lines of EVs. Volkswagen, for example, has already announced it will introduce 30 all-new EV models across its various nameplates by 2020.

This coming week is your opportunity to get ahead of this trend by visiting one of nearly 300 Drive Electric Week events being held at various locations throughout the world.  In case you can’t make it to, say, Sydney or Buenos Aires, there are three local events. The first one will be held in the Golden Real Estate parking lot (17695 S. Golden Road) on Sunday, Sept. 10th, 10am to 3pm. Next comes one in Denver’s Civic Center Park on Tuesday, Sept. 12th, 11am to 2pm.  The final one will be held at the Boulder Farmer’s Market on Wednesday, Sept. 13th, 4 to 8pm.

At each venue, EV owners will display their cars (or other electric vehicles), answer questions and even give rides. In addition, I’m devoting my Saturday radio program (3 pm on AM 630 KHOW) to the EV revolution, answering questions and debunking some of the mistruths being circulated about EVs.

If you already own an EV, bring it to one of these events (but you’re asked to register online first at www.DriveElectricWeek.org). If you’re just curious about EVs and want to learn more and possibly go around the block in an EV, be sure to come, whether you register (which is requested) or not.

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